How to Plant Dry Banana Passion Fruit Seeds

Overview

Banana passion fruit is an exquisite vine that produces stunningly fragrant flowers shaped like the caps that cover Christmas lights. While most growers propagate these plants using cuttings, banana passion fruit can be grown from seeds, even those that are already dry. Keep in mind that if the seeds are acquired from a commercially grown piece of fruit, they will most likely only flower, as most commercial varieties are hybrids.

Step 1

Soak the seeds in lukewarm water for five weeks.

Step 2

Place the softened seeds into medium pots with seed-raising soil. More than one seed can be placed in each pot, so long as they are placed a few centimeters apart. Moisten the soil well, and place in a warm, sunny window to promote germination.

Step 3

Separate the sprouts into different pots once they emerge. Keep the soil moist in the pots to promote root growth.

Step 4

Tie the sprouts to a stick when they are 4 inches tall to promote straight growth.

Step 5

Transplant the plants into larger pots whenever their roots outgrow the pot. If transplanting the plants outside, consider waiting until early spring to ensure hearty root growth before winter frosts.

Things You'll Need

  • Seeds
  • Small cup
  • Water
  • Seed-raising mix
  • Medium pot
  • Small stick
  • String

References

  • Homely Capers: How to Grow Passion Fruit
  • Purdue University: Banana Passion Fruit Propagation
Keywords: dry seeds, banana passion fruit, passion fruit plants

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Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.